Saturday, November 5th was a picture-perfect day for our Ormond Beach City Explorer event! Each Explorer team received a City Tour passport with seven sites to explore. Our five teams visited seven sites throughout the city, hosted by local volunteers from Great Kids and the Junior League. Each guide described detailed accounts of the people and places in Ormond Beach’s history, and provided tours of interesting sites such as the Casements, Rockefeller Gardens, Fortunato Park, Anderson-Price Memorial Building, Rose Villa, Three Chimneys and Central Park. Following the event, an old-fashioned picnic was held at the Birthplace of Speed Park, where local musician Brad Yates shared recollections of his experiences with the Allman Brothers in the late 1960s/early 1970s. A trivia contest included stories about local celebrities and a review of Ormond Beach history learned throughout the day. Teams received raffle prizes donated by local restaurants and businesses. Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers for making this such a fun and memorable event for our participants!

Great news for those of you who seek adventure in your own hometown! On Saturday, November 5th from 10 am- 1 pm, Great Kids is hosting the Ormond Beach City Explorers event. The scenic sites of Ormond Beach are your playground for exploring and learning about our city, local musicians, artists, and sports personalities. Explore our local history and beautiful scenery as your team tackles a variety of questions, trivia and challenges. Following the event, all participants are invited to a celebration at the Birthplace of Speed Park where we will have live music, an old-fashioned picnic, trivia game and raffle. We promise this will be fun at its best!

The OB City Explorer event will be hosted by Great Kids Learning Center at First United Methodist Church. Each participant may contribute a $15 tax deductible donation to Great Kids on the website.

Participants pre-registered may pick up their event tee shirt and map, November 3rd, 5-7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. Registration on the day of the event will be $20. All teams/participants are invited to a celebration and raffle at 1:00 p.m. at the Atlantic Avenue and Granada Boulevard beach approach.

 

*A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION ANDFINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORCEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. FOR THE GREAT KIDS EXPLORER CLUB, INC. REFER TO REGISTRATION CH14943.

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Once you have sent your registration, you may Pay via PayPal using the following button, or mail your tax deductible check to Great Kids Explorer Club P.O. Box 2615 Ormond Beach, FL 32175-2615

On Wednesday, October 26th, the Central Florida Zoo presented an amazing Wonders of the Rainforest program in our Fellowship Hall. The children created their own rainforest, and learned fascinating facts about rainforests of the world and all the food, plants, and products that come from the rainforest. Anticipation mounted as each rainforest animal was introduced, including the red-eyed tree frog, the macaw, green iguana, red-footed tortoise and the kinkajou!

On Tuesday, October 25th, Osceola students welcomed their favorite local author, Marian Tomblin to Great Kids. Mrs. Tomblin shared her experiences as a third grader at Osceola Elementary, and how her teachers inspired her love of writing! The highlight of Mrs. Tomblin’s visit was when she read an excerpt from her book, “Mystery of Hotel Ormond.” We are anxious to discover how the mystery is solved!

Great Kids LOVED our visit to Angell & Phelps chocolate factory! We were amazed to see how the chocolate makers worked to create all kinds of unique candy bars! Our tour guides taught us all about the fancy machines and the process of melting and molding chocolate to make the coolest candy creations! We learned that candy makers work in a cold environment and they need to be very skilled and artistic!

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